Recognition, Empowerment, and Action for Child Mental Health

 According to the MHFA curriculum, physical self-care, or the healthy living habits one develops and practices, is an important aspect of managing the symptoms of mental health challenges. Also, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), regular physical activity can help keep your mind sharp as you age and can even reduce your risk of depression and anxiety. It increases serotonin levels, leading to improved mood and energy. 


Styles of yoga and controlled breathing practices can improve symptoms of anxiety and depression. The slow, methodical movements common in yoga practices might be more beneficial than other more fast-paced activity.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with seated postures that are held for longer periods of time. Yin can also be a meditative yoga practice that helps you find inner peace.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga focuses on winding down after a long day and relaxing your mind. At its core, this style focuses on body relaxation. Restorative yoga also helps to cleanse and free your mind from anxiety and rushing thoughts.

Anusara Yoga
Anusara is a modern-day version of hatha yoga, most similar to vinyasa in that it focuses on alignment, but with more emphasis on the mind-body-heart connection.


Here, you’ll find featured resources, techniques, and tools for youth ranging from mindfulness meditations and anchoring strategies to yoga practices; all proven effective to promote mental health and self-care for youth and adolescents.

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